Indian-Inspired Golden Rice and Green Pea Pilaf with Fresh Mint
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Yield: 2 servings
If you thought an easy lunch couldn't be beautiful, this Indian-Inspired Golden Rice and Green Pea Pilaf with Fresh Mint will show you that food can be quick, delicious, and gorgeous all at the same time! This meal can be made ahead and reheated on the stovetop or in the microwave for a fast lunch.
  • 1½ tablespoons clarified butter (ghee), divided
  • 2 tablespoons blanched almonds
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 (8.5 oz/240 g) pouch Village Harvest Organic Lemon Rice with Turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¾ cup frozen green peas, thawed
  • 3 tablespoons golden raisins, soaked for 3 minutes in ½ cup boiling water, and then drained
  • 3 tablespoons fresh chopped mint leaves
  1. Add half of the ghee to a medium skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the almonds and cook until light golden brown, about 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Transfer the almonds to a bowl and set aside.
  2. Add the remaining ghee and the onion to the skillet over medium heat. Cook until the onion is softened, but not browned, about 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the rice, water, and cumin and cook over medium heat until warm throughout and the water is evaporated off, about 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Turn off the heat and stir in the peas and golden raisins.
  5. Right before serving, top with the toasted almonds and fresh mint. (If reheating, wait until it’s reheated before adding the almonds and mint.)
  6. Serve warm. Store leftovers covered in the fridge or up to 2 days.
Recipe by An Edible Mosaic™ at